The Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp. has announced a move of its spare parts distribution department to a state-of-the-art new 17,000 sq. ft. warehouse, also in
commitment to establish a truly efficient parts network in the
The company's motives for undertaking the warehouse expansion are clear. Notes
we need to be better than the competition. By establishing a highly efficient "over-capacity" warehouse, we can ensure that we stock 95% of all parts that go into the trucks we sell here. This move will put to rest any concerns potential customers might have about parts scarcity from a European-based company."
Adds Hendriksz, "It's also important to mention we've introduced an express delivery program for the relatively small quantity of parts shipped from
The strategic development of Jungheinrich's new warehousing concept was undertaken in conjunction with its parent company in
for years. It was that high level of performance in
States Phil Keay, Manager of Jungheinrich's Parts and Service Support, about the new warehouse in
stations, with packing machinery ergonomically located above the packing tables. Parts are swiftly picked, boxed up and moved along to the freight terminals. The whole process takes less than 20 minutes, from order placement to initiation of delivery."
Besides its storage function, the new warehouse will also contain some manufacturing activity, including production of hydraulic hoses, hose fittings and lift chains. Explains Keay, "We'll manufacture hoses here, because they
have a limited shelf life and demand a first-in first-out system. Also, since hoses and lift chains are dimension-wise specific to each vehicle model, it's simply easier for us to produce them here on demand. We'll also manufacture our exclusive press-on high-pressure hose fittings here for use on all our new trucks."
For more information about Jungheinrich's parts warehouse, contact Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp.,
Jungheinrich is the world leader in warehouse logistics technology. Founded over fifty years ago, the company has grown from its beginnings as a European manufacturer of materials handling equipment to an international supplier of industrial trucks, warehousing technology and materials-flow products. Today, it is a major supplier of forklift trucks around the globe, and offers a complete range of materials handling equipment, rack systems and services related to manufacturing logistics.
Jungheinrich's growth has been due in large part to the high value it has always placed on leading-edge design and technological innovation. This is seen, for example, in the company's proprietary 3-phase AC motor and controller technology, and in a host of productivity and ergonomic enhancements. Jungheinrich has more than 120 strategically-located service support centers and store operations in the